While perspiration is a natural and healthy bodily function, excessive sweating can lead to difficult social situations or it can reduce the quality of your sleep. The good news is there are some natural remedies available to help night sweats in men.
If you are a man and you are sweating too much while you sleep, you may be experiencing a simple hormonal transition, you may require a change in your sleeping environment, or you may be experiencing a medical condition that needs to be addressed by a medical doctor. However, until you can find the root cause of your night sweats, you will still want to curb those uncomfortable sweats in any way you can.
Herbal Remedies for Night Sweats in Men
While most natural remedies for night sweats are marketed for night sweats in women, with some research you will find a wide variety of herbal remedies for male night sweats, but not all of them will work for all men. Try each of these ideas separately, but first discuss any of these remedies with your doctor before you combine them with medications or to make sure you are not just masking an underlying health condition. Keep in mind the common herbs for night sweats in men are different than the recommended herbs for night sweats in women.
Understanding what causes night sweats can help you better treat your own sweating while sleeping. It can also help you choose the best remedies for your own personal effective night sweats treatment.
A common herbal remedy for excessive night sweating is sage. Sage theoretically helps calm nerve endings involved in the perspiration process. Sage can also be calming in general should your sweating at night be related to anxiety. You can take sage either in capsule form or in a tea. If you choose to take it in tea form, I recommend brewing a strong brew well before bed, then storing it in the refrigerator for an hour or two before you drink it. Having a hot drink before bed can contribute to your night sweating by warming your core temperature.
Another option if you are interested in herbal home remedies for night sweats is astragalus. Astragalus theoretically will help improve blood flow to the capillaries that are near the surface of the skin. This increased surface circulation can help your body dissipate heat without resorting to perspiration and it helps make the sweating that does occur more efficient and less profuse. Astragalus is thought to be especially effective for curbing sudden night sweats and hot flashes in men.
Schisandra, more formally known as Schisandra chinensis, has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for a number of conditions including sweating while sleeping. Schisandra is an adaptogen, meaning it can help the body better adapt to mental, physical and environmental stress. It is used as a restorative tonic to improve overall well being. For these reasons it is ideal to help treat night sweats stress causes, but it has also been used to treat insomnia and general sweating at night.
Schisandra may be especially helpful for the night sweats alcohol can cause because it is healing to the liver.
Rehmannia, also known as Chinese foxglove, is another herbal remedy that has been used to treat night sweats. It is often used in a combination with other compounds in formulations to treat sweating and other ailments including dizziness and constipation.
The last home remedy for night sweats in men I’ll discuss is Osha. Osha appears to have mediating properties for any virus, bacteria or inflammation that might lead to night sweats in men. This isn’t to say that it will eliminate those problems, but it appears it may mediate the excessive perspiration associated with those conditions. It helps get rid of toxins through sweating. Because of this, you shouldn’t take osha right before bed; instead take it earlier in the evening or even in the morning before exercising to help you eliminate toxins as you sweat while working out. By helping to get rid of toxins through sweat earlier in the day or evening, it may help reduce sweating at night.
Magnesium and Calcium
Because excessive perspiration of any kind may cause a loss of minerals, it is important to supplement yourself with the most common deficiencies associated with hyperhidrosis. These are magnesium and calcium. In addition, magnesium and calcium have a calming effect so taking them about 30 minutes to an hour before bed may help you fall asleep more easily. Magnesium can also help relieve tired muscles and reduce muscle cramps at night.
I hope you found an effective natural remedy for night sweats in men. However, it is important to consult your physician before taking any herbal remedy, especially if you have a health condition or if you are currently taking any medications. Some herbs can interfere with prescription medications.